New readings

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Two events:

Red Dirt Offsite Reading
Friday, 2/28, 6-8 pm
VON’s SPIRITS 1225 1st Ave.

Secondary Orality in the U.S. (AWP panel)
Saturday, 3/1, 9:00-10:15 am
Rm 606, WA State Convention Center, Level 6
Secondary orality refers to how technology has allowed oral traditions to re-establish their primacy with respect to printed literature. Panelists will discuss how technology has enhanced the page with elements of sound, music, and video that reinforce the transition back to oral tradition.

Stop by and say hello at the Academy of American Poets booth, #1010.

Brooklyn Poets Workshop

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I’m teaching a workshop for Brooklyn Poets: The Blueprint: Building Manuscripts that Survive the Slush Pile.

Sept. 29 – Oct. 27. Signup or spread the word.

Description: This workshop will focus on the fundamentals and strategies behind preparing short manuscripts for submission to literary journals, writing contests and graduate writing programs. It will be part workshop of student manuscripts (10-12 pages), part survey of the American literary marketplace. Students will read work by published poets, analyze literary journals and discuss the DOs and DON’Ts of the submission process, learning how to identify which journals and magazines will be most receptive to their own particular styles and voices. The ultimate goal of the workshop is to help students put together a manuscript that’s ready for submission.

AWP Reading

I’m reading with the Steel Toe Books gang on Thursday, March 7 at Dillon’s. Happy drinks. Poetry. Killer books published by a killer press. Stop by and say hello.

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